We had a great day at Sevathon 2010! Our team walked for light and connected with thousands of Sevathon runners and walkers. With more than 40 local nonprofits serving our community both in the Bay Area and abroad, we were thrilled to share the day with others dedicating their lives to “Seva” - the Hindi word for “Service”.
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Hendrix Students Deliver Solar Powered Lights to Peruvians Living without Electricity
Matt Youngblood can be pretty skeptical about charitable donations. He wonders if the money will go to the right people or be used in the right way. One thing he really appreciated about participating in the One Million Lights Global Ambassador Program was that all of his fears were dispelled through the hands-on and deeply personal experience of doing the service work himself.
Youngblood, Harmony Hudson, and Katie Jones, all 2010 Hendrix College graduates participating in a service learning program supported by the Hendrix Odyssey Project, went to a collection of small villages near Cuzco, Peru called Parque De Las Papas to deliver 100 solar powered lights. These lights were provided by One Million Lights, a CA based nonprofit whose mission is to improve the daily lives of children and adults in rural parts of the world by providing clean, safe light. When families receive a solar light it replaces their kerosene lamp, making their home cleaner and safer. These lights make study and work easier, eliminate carbon emissions, and enable income generation and savings.
Youngblood said, “I was going to Peru myself and distributing a life changing tool, solar lights...
We Lit Up a Masai Village in Dec '09, bringing clean and safe lights to the homes of more than 200 families
This video was shot on a recent trip of Anna Sidana's, our founder and CEO, to Masailand in the transmara region of Kenya. Solar lights replace kerosene lamps, candles, and other harmful and expensive forms of evening light. They improve lives, access to education, and the environment for years to come!